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Order

 

Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

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Connecting Meaning to Movement with DV8 (Member Students)

Connecting Meaning to Movement with DV8 (Member Students)

Connecting Meaning to Movement with DV8 (Member Students)

 

Hannes Langolf and Ira Mandela Siobhan will conduct a workshop with participants on scenes from To Be Straight With You. Recorded interviews, which formed the basis of the piece, will be used in the creative sessions and participants will develop ways of interweaving this text with movement.

Please be aware that this workshop is not for the faint hearted! The session will deal with wide social themes concerning cultural, racial and religious in/tolerance within our society.

DV8 Physical Theatre
Lloyd Newson’s DV8 Physical Theatre has won fifteen awards over the last five years for its stage and film works, including a Prix Italia and the Rose D’Or. The company was formed in 1986 and has produced sixteen highly acclaimed dance pieces, which have toured internationally, and four award-winning films for television.

To Be Straight With You
Conceived and Directed by Lloyd Newson To Be Straight With You is a poetic but unflinching exploration of tolerance, intolerance, religion and sexuality. Based on hundreds of hours of audio interviews collected throughout the UK with people directly affected by these issues the piece incorporates dance, text, documentary, animation and film. Nominated for a Lawrence Olivier Award (Best New Dance) and winner of the 2009 French Critics Award; Grand Prix for Dance, To Be Straight With You completed an international tour (which included a sell-out three week run at the National) in December 2009.

“DV8 and Lloyd Newson have always been well ahead of the game. Now, just at a point when others are catching up, Newson reinvents the rules...Hard-hitting and passionate... you will not be able to resist this brave, life-affirming show’.
                                                                              The Guardian

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Ira Mandela Siobahn                                        Hannes Langolf

Photos: Matt Nettheim

The Politics of Performance (Members) The Politics of Performance (Members) (£20.99 £19.94)
by Baz Kershaw
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415057639
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Performance - A Critical Introduction (Members) Performance - A Critical Introduction (Members) (£21.99 £20.89)
by Marvin Carlson
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415299275
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Performance Analysis- An Introductory Coursebook (Members) Performance Analysis- An Introductory Coursebook (Members) (£21.99 £20.89)
by Colin Counsell and Laurie Wolf (Editors)
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415224079
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Coming up

Starting Your Professional Development as a Drama Teacher

Hello and Welcome to London and to London Drama!
Each year London Drama welcomes to London all the new students from the PGCE Drama Courses at the London Colleges (plus Reading and Sussex) and all GTP/SCITT/Other drama trainees and puts on a special event for them. London Drama Students' Welcome takes place on Saturday 7th October 2017: 10am-4pm at The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way WC1h 0AL.
We aim to provide you with useful experiences, resources, ideas and information to equip you on your journey as a successful drama teacher. The day will be practical (of course) and will also provide you with an opportunity to share your ideas, establish networks and gain inspiration from other students.
Non Member Booking at Students' Welcome;
Members Booking (log in needed) at Member Students' Welcome.


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Drama Networks Survey
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Organisations

STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark. STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations. STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.